Galerie Raum mit Licht



9. Dezember 2016 - 27. Jänner 2017

9 December 2016 - 27 January 2017

Participating artists:

Özlem Altin    Iris  Andraschek    Diana Artus    Sarah Bogner - Harpune Verlag   Georgia Creimer   Regula Dettwiler    Lara Erel    Jonas Feferle    Karin Fisslthaler    Ana Paula Franco   
Käthe Hager von Strobele    Peter Hauenschild    Johannes Heuer    Stephan Hilge    Bernhard
Hosa    Ernst Koslitsch    Claudia Larcher    Hubert Lobnig    Kate Nasmyth    Olena Newkryta    Klaus Pamminger    Roman Pfeffer    PRINZGAU/podgorschek    Abigail Reynolds    Claudia Rohrauer    Gabriele Rothemann    Käthe Schönle   Claudia Schuman    Lindsay Seers    Jemima Stehli    Andrea van der Straeten      Katharina Stiglitz   Suvat    Rini Tandon    Klaus Taschler   
Sophie Tiller    Anu Vahtra    Arye Wachsmuth    Elisabeth Wildling 

Bernard Ammerer_ courtesy Galerie Frey    
Kaucyila Brooke   &   Carola Dertnig _ courtesy Andreas Huber Gallery
Thomas Draschan    Moni K. Huber   &   Anna Jermolaewa _ selected by Angela Stief
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"What the frame achieves for the artwork is that it symbolises and bolsters the twofold function of its border — protection from outside and a united merging of the content within. It excludes settings and so also the viewer from the artwork, placing it at the right distance for it to be enjoyed as an aesthetic experience." (Georg Simmel)
Does the frame really create the distance required to experience an artwork aesthetically — i.e. sensually? Or does it not tend to hamper its reception by excluding the viewer and keeping them at a distance? This is the question UNFRAMED would like to discuss. Works are shown that engage with, in the broadest sense, photographic surfaces. Instead, though, of being held at a distance as is usually the case, visitors here literally come into contact with the artworks — by means of a playful approach to their display. UNFRAMED engages with lifting the dichotomy between the artwork on the one side and the viewer on the other. The aim is to bring the artwork to the body, to break open the frame and to overcome the traditionally prescribed distance. The mechanisms of the market are similarly challenged in UNFRAMED: artworks here can be purchased in the "classical" manner (even at affordable prices), while an Art Swap also provides both visitors and artists with an opportunity to renegotiate their values.